I was supposed to do a hilly ride yesterday; I hope this qualifies:
I actually got to skip two major climbs that are usually part of this loop. I was only doing the short version so I bypassed them, hooray! But it was hot, and the heat made these relentless little poppers seem even harder!
On the plus side, I wound around through farm lands and vineyards. These two little guys made my day, they were so cute. And smart enough to be in the shade.